Define: Control

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Definition: Control

Quick Summary of Control

The power to govern the financial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities.

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Dictionary Definition

  1. countable, uncountable Influence or authority over something.
  2. A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or non-existent.
  3. The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.


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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.